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Collection: Red Snow Conditions (Coarse, Packing Snow, +5°C to -5°C)

Red conditions occur when old snow or artificial snow enters the transition temperature range around zero Celsius. High humidity differentiates red conditions from violet conditions - if there’s moisture in the snow it’s red, if it’s dry, it’s violet. The track in red conditions tends to be corny, moist, and packs/glazes when skied over.

Friction Characteristics: Hard, rounded snow crystals from repeated freeze-thaw cycles can be quite abrasive even in higher humidifies so red glide waxes can be somewhat hard to combat kinetic friction. Dirt that gathers on the surface of older snow is also an issue. Dirt-repelling additives such as graphite, moly, or gallium can be quite helpful. Red conditions have a high humidity content, so highly hydrophobic waxes like pure fluoros, HF or LF waxes reduce suction between the wet snowpack and the ski base. Rills are often necessary to break up large water droplets and pert them out the back of the ski.

Kick Waxing: Since the snow crystals in older snow have lost their idealized snowflake pattern and are now rounded blobs of humid ice, kick waxes will rarely ice up in red conditions. This means a straight klister may not degrade your glide too much. However, a layer or two of hard wax on top of a thin klister will definitely give the best combination of grip and glide. Sometimes straight hardwax will work but often the humidity and rounded snow crystals mean hardwax can’t find a purchase.

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  • mountainFLOW eco-wax Anti-Stick Spray
    mountainFLOW eco-wax Anti-Stick Spray
    6 in stock!
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  • mountainFLOW eco-wax Skin Wax
    mountainFLOW eco-wax Skin Wax
    7 in stock!
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  • mountainFLOW eco-wax Glide Paste
    mountainFLOW eco-wax Glide Paste
    9 in stock!
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  • Rode Red GL-40 Non-Fluoro Paraffin | 60g (0C/-4C)
    Red GL-40 Non-Fluoro Paraffin
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  • Rode Violet GL-30 Non-Fluoro Paraffin | 60g (-2C/-7C)
    Violet GL-30 Non-Fluoro Paraffin
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  • Vauhti GS Red Hardwax | 45g (1C/-2C)
    Synthetic Hardwax for temperatures around zero degrees
    7 in stock!
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    $12.00
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  • Vauhti GS Carrot Hardwax | 45g (-1C/-6C)
    Synthetic Hardwax for common conditions
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    $12.00
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  • Vauhti GS Base Super Base Binder | 45g (20C/-30C)
    A base binder for old, abrasive snow
    15 in stock!
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    $12.00
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  • Vauhti GT Red Hardwax | 45g (1C/-1C)
    A tar based hardwax for temperatures around zero degrees
    6 in stock!
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    $12.00
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  • Vauhti GT Pink Hardwax | 45g (0C/-4C)
    A tar based hardwax for temperatures just below zero degrees
    2 in stock!
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  • Vauhti GT Carrot Hardwax | 45g (-1C/-6C)
    A tar based hardwax for common conditions
    5 in stock!
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    $12.00
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  • Ski*Go XC Yellow Kick Wax 45g (+5C/-1C)
    XC Yellow Hardwax
    42 in stock!
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    $13.99
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  • Ski*Go XC Orange Kick Wax 45g (+3C/-2C)
    XC Orange Hardwax
    31 in stock!
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    $13.99
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  • Ski*Go XC Red Kick Wax 45g (0C/-2C)
    XC Red Hardwax
    57 in stock!
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  • Rode Yellow Hardwax P60 | 45g (4C/1C)
    Yellow Hardwax P60
    46 in stock!
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    $15.99
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  • Rode Rossa Hardwax P50 | 45g (3C/0C)
    Rossa Hardwax P50
    49 in stock!
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  • Rode Rot Extra Hardwax P52 | 45g (2C/0C)
    Rot Extra Hardwax P52
    14 in stock!
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  • Rode Viola Extra Hardwax P42 | 45g (1C/-3C)
    Viola Extra Hardwax P42
    27 in stock!
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  • Rode Viola Special Multigrade Hardwax P46 | 45g (0C/-5C)
    Viola Special Multigrade Hardwax P46
    1 in stock!
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    $15.99
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  • Rode Viola Hardwax P40 | 45g (0C/-4C)
    Viola Hardwax P40
    101 in stock!
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  • Rode Blue Super Extra Hardwax P38 | 45g (-1C/-10C)
    Blue Super Extra Hardwax P38
    121 in stock!
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  • Rode Blue Super Weiss Hardwax P28 | 45g (-1C/-7C)
    Blue Super Weiss Hardwax P28
    12 in stock!
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  • Rode Blue Super Hardwax P32 | 45g (-1C/-10C)
    Blue Super Hardwax P32
    59 in stock!
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  • Rode Black Base Hardwax P70 | 45g (All Temperatures)
    Black Base Hardwax P70
    34 in stock!
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    $15.99
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  • Ski*Go XC Red Glide Wax 60g or 200g (-1C/-5C)
    Ski*Go XC Red Glide Wax 60g or 200g (-1C/-5C)
    18 in stock!
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    $15.99
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  • Vauhti GW COLD Paraffin | 90g|180g|540g (-1C/-10C)
    A fluoro-free paraffin for cold temperatures.
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    $16.00
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  • Vauhti GW POLAR Paraffin | 90g|180g|540g (-8C/-25C)
    A fluoro-free paraffin for very cold temperatures.
    3 in stock!
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    $16.00
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  • Vauhti GW GRAPHITE Paraffin | 90g|180g|540g (-1C/-25C)
    A fluoro-free paraffin for dirty snow.
    1 in stock!
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    $16.00
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  • Vauhti GW ALL TEMP Paraffin | 90g|180g|540g (10C/-20C)
    A universal fluoro-free paraffin.
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    $16.00
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  • Optiwax NF 2 Paraffin - 60g (2C/-10C)
    NF 2 Paraffin
    3 in stock!
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    $19.00
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  • Optiwax NF 3 Paraffin - 60g (-3C/-20C)
    NF 3 Paraffin
    2 in stock!
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  • Vauhti GW MID LIQUID GLIDE (NF) | 80mL (0C/-5C)
    A non-fluorinated liquid glide wax for mid conditions.
    11 in stock!
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  • Rode Multigrade Klister K76 | 60g (6C/-6C)
    Multigrade Klister K76
    31 in stock!
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    $19.99
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  • Rode Silver Klister K50 | 60g (5C/1C)
    Silver Klister K50
    38 in stock!
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    $19.99
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  • Rode Black Klister K80 | 60g (5C/-2C)
    Black Klister K80
    22 in stock!
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    $19.99
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  • Rode Rossa Klister K40 | 60g (4C/-2C)
    Rossa Klister K40
    21 in stock!
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    $19.99
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  • Rode Silver Extra Klister K52 | 60g (4C/0C)
    Silver Extra Klister K52
    104 in stock!
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    $19.99
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  • Rode Rossa Special Klister K46 | 60g (3C/0C)
    Rossa Special Klister K46
    50 in stock!
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    $19.99
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  • Rode Violet Klister K30 | 60g (1C/-3C)
    Violet Klister K30
    26 in stock!
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    $19.99
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  • Rode Universal Klister K70 | 60g (0C/0C)
    Universal Klister K70
    38 in stock!
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    $19.99
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